God's Sword of Truth - The Word
Why do you believe the things you do? Chances are you have been taught since childhood to accept Easter, Lent, Holy Week and Good Friday as Christian holidays.
Because of the "sheep" instinct in humans, most of us believe a lot of things that are not true. Most of us do a lot of things that are wrong, even sacrilegious, and serve not the Christian Jesus, but in fact, are of the devil and wrong.
What is the meaning of the word, "Easter"? Where did it come from? You have been led to suppose the word means "resurrection of Christ". For over 1900 years we have been taught that Christ died on 'Good Friday' (a lie of Satan) and rose from the dead on Sunday morning. But that is merely one of the fables the Apostle Paul, by the Holy Spirit ,warned us about and told us to expect it. Christ was three days and three nights in the tomb...read Mt. 12:40; 16:21; 17::22-23; 20:17-19; 27;62-64; Luke 24:1-8; Jn.2:19. Christ arose on the first day of the week, (before daylight) at the end of the sabbath ....read Jn.20:1; Mt.28:1; and Mark 16:2 therefore, He would have been crucified on a Wednesday, because the Jewish day begins in the evening time....read Jewish History - Ge.11:5,8,13,19 and 23. But that is merely one of the fables the Apostle Paul, by the Holy Spirit ,warned us about and told us to expect it.
The word Easter which is merely the changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian goddess Ishtar. It comes to us from Teutonic mythology, where it is known as Ostern. The Phoenician name of this goddess was Astarte, consort of Baal, the "sun god", whose worship is denounced by the Almighty in His Word. It is clearly a most abominable day of pagan idolatry. See Webster's Dictionary, you will find it reveals the pagan origin of the name.
The Lord God knows how men are always ready to sanctify days or months, and to invent new festivals to please the flesh. You think Easter services are beautiful and the bunny and colored easter eggs are all a part of it , but none the less, they are all of pagan origin and in fact come from Babylonian mystery rites and are an abomination to God.
There are two types of Churches in the last days, one of the Flesh and the other of the Spirit. The flesh church is powerful and universal, a part of the world in all ways, and it is united with the Holy Roman Empire (Catholic). She is pictured as a universal deceiver of all nations. She is spiritually drunk by her paganized teachings and, is in fact, drunken with the blood of saints she has had martyred. No matter which ones have come out from her, they are all a part of the harlot, as they still walk with her in fellowship. They have not put her out.
The great church, the "Great Whore", spoken of in Rev. 17, has injected Easter into their system as another pagan worship to deceive the world. None of the Apostolic Fathers or the first Jewish Christians (The True Church), observed any of the Catholic dates.
Keep in mind all the observances of Easter, Good Friday and Lent were concepts added by the Catholics, even as to the days they would be observed. They have no bearing on any actual date of an event in history, or the life of Christ.
Did you know, that Christ was crucified on Wednesday, even to the date of April 25, A.D? There are many books on the subject, study to show yourself approved. I did, and I got my answers from the Holy Spirit just as you can also. The point I'm trying to make is that as a Christian we are not to keep any day or event of pagan origin. We are to keep ourselves from idols (I John, 5:21).
The Catholic Church is famous for changing dates to fit their needs and in all cases there is money involved, of course to their advantage. They are rich and increased with goods. Sound familiar?
Did you know Easter was observed by Babylonians and the ancient Greeks and Romans centuries before Christ was born? How well do you know your history? There is one final point to prove scripture. Jesus' own words, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth", Matthew 12:39-40. If Jesus did not fulfill that sign, then He was an impostor and you are without a Savior.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.